Mantle of the Expert information evening

Waikato cluster group members are holding an information evening this coming Thursday 15th March at 5.30pm at Educational Leadership Centre, Faculty of Education. This event has been organised in association with the Centre for Continuing education at the University of Waikato. The session will be hosted by teachers who are using the approach with success…

2 recent cluster meetings – and more coming up

Two MOTE cluster meetings were held within two days in February! The secondary skype group held a very successful chat (despite some mild technical issues) in which ideas were shared about MOTE and NCEA assessment. We were pleased to welcome some newcomers to that conversation, with participants ranging from the far North to Wellington. The…

Skype meeting for secondary teachers

A small gathering was held via Skype on January 10th, enabling a conversation between various secondary teachers interested in using Mantle of the Expert in their teaching in 2012. The group discussed the issues of working within timetable and assessment constraints, how to get started in MOTE with inexperienced children, and some possible planning ideas…

Planning for term four

A successful planning session was held in Hamilton last week where local teachers came together to brainstorm ideas and share advice for term four: Amongst others, we generated the following ideas: A Mantle of the expert approach to the story Jack and the Beanstalk, for year two primary students. In this case, the teacher has…